Thursday, October 4, 2007

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, October 4, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

1) US Transportation Security Administration to Test New Thermal Cameras in Rail Stations
Link to story in USA Today:

2) US Lawmakers to Scrutinize Troubled Port Worker ID Program
Link to story from CongressDaily:

3) Traffic Flow Application Helps After Minneapolis Bridge Disaster
Link to story in InformationWeek:
Link to detour route planner:

4) Device Lets Coast Guard Spend More Time on Rescue
New direction finder promises to revolutionize search-and-rescue missions.
Link to story in the Cape Cod Times:

5) Massachusetts Senate President Nixes Plan to Require GPS Device in Residents’ Cars
System would have been used to charge five cents a mile to drive on interstates.
Link to story in the Boston Herald:

6) Google Transit Graduates from Google Labs
Link to story on TechCrunch:

7) Bill Would Ban Alcohol Ads on New York State Public Transit
Link to story in the Daily News:

8) Steer Clear of Accidents, Global Warming
The next tool in fighting global warming--and traffic accidents--is the car navigation system, according to Nissan.
Link to CNET News story:

9) Tennessee Transportation Commissioner Gerald Nicely: Battling Congestion the ‘SmartWay’
Link to commentary in The Chattanoogan:

10) Waiting for a Bus Goes High-Tech in New York City
Link to AP story:,0,3109197.story

11) High-Tech Command Center
Press gets first look inside the Fairfax County, Virginia Public Safety/Transportation Operations Center.
Link to story in The Connection Newspapers:

12) Location, Location, Location
Where is the navigation industry heading?
Link to story in The Economist:

13) October Issue of Florida DOT’s SunGuide Disseminator Online
Link to newsletter:

14) FHWA Memorandum: Guidance on Off-Premise Changeable Message Signs
Link to memo:

News Releases

1) ITS-EduNet Officially Launched

Upcoming Events
GEOINT 2007 Symposium – October 21-24 – San Antonio, Texas

Today in Transportation History
1957 **50th anniversary** - The Soviet Union launches Sputnik.


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